Tuesday, August 27, 2013

CASology #59


Welcome to Week 59 of CASology!  Here's the cue word for this week:



I.  Love.  Books.  In fact, I'd say I'm a bit of a book junkie.  I still have books that I bought as far back as 1996 that I haven't gotten around to reading yet.  (Can't let them go until I've read them).  I tend to buy books faster than I read them (much like crafting supplies but that's another story...).  I can't get into the whole Kindle thing.  I love the feel and smell of a real book.  It might be a bit more bulk to carry around but I wouldn't have it any other way.  

My card today kind of has two meanings.  When I made it I was thinking of back to school and the reaction I used to have after that first trip of the year to the campus bookstore.  Was I really going to get through all of that in one semester??  On the other hand, this is pretty much Luis's reaction when we get to the check out counter at a book store!  LOL!  :D  He'll usually spend a bit of time trying to convince me that perhaps I don't need all of them but in the end he'll sigh and say, "If you want them then you have to carry them."  :)

So what about you?  Are you a book junkie?  What does the cue make you think of?  Check out the other gorgeous DT creations and then show us what you got!


Rosemary Dennis (On a break)

And this week's guest designer:

Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that submissions are due by 4pm CST on Sunday, 1 September. 

I'm also going to enter this at the Simon Says Back to School challenge.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Gina K
Stamps:  (Books from Smarty Pants, Sentiment from Slang Gang) Paper Smooches
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Gems:  (Ladybug assortment) Doodlebug
Markers:  (R27, YR04, Y15, G07, B29, V09, V15, R85

23 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love your story on this one - great CAS card in rainbow colours! (But I read on a Kobo - LOVE it!)

cissi said...

Love your card and I am like you cab't get rid of books I haven't read yet. But I borrow mine in the library now a days, much cheaper:)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Ooooh love this! My boy will experience this (stack) first hand when he starts middle school Tuesday after Labor Day!

Awesome bright back to school colors!

Meghan said...

Love this stack of books. I know that feeling at the campus bookstore both for myself and my two kids! Fun card as always!

Judy1223 said...

Jen, your card made me giggle! I'm with you, I love the feel of a real book in hand. I love to read, too, and I need to find more time to do it (and less time on Pinterest, I think!)! Love the colorful stack of books...the sentiment is what really made me laugh!

Malika said...

love the books Jen

Greatings Malika

Marlena M. said...

LOVE YOUR CARD Jen! My mom was a librarian and I was an English major~so I DO have a fondness for books! I've heard movers curse in other languages as they packed up our books when leaving our tour in Germany, LOL~I just can't let them go! ;)

Jenny said...

It was definitely 'seriously' when it came to school text books but apart from that I am not much of a reader (you can tell by my blog posts I'm sure) but I'm with you on the book V's kindle front!!
I love how you stacked them up and coloured them brightly... couldn't do that with a kindle eh!!??
Jenny x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is such a great card, Jen, and a great post, too! Thanks for sharing your personal background on the cue card you made, bringing it to life for us in more ways than one!!

Lindsey said...

What? Seriously, Luis needs to start carrying your books for you... it's the romantic thing to do! :P
You know I'm with you in the book love... although I'll confess I can see the advantage of an e-reader when travelling. This looks just like my to-be-read stack! Terrific card -- perfect book stacking, too. ;)

Lisa said...

Love your colorful stack of books!! And the sentiment is TOO much fun!!

Lynn said...

This completely makes me think of going to the campus bookstore. Love the sentiment. I love to read, but don't do enough of it...and I read easy to read books :) I've transitioned to my iPad...

maria f. said...

Wonderful card wonderful post! I imemdiately thought of my kids when they've got all their books for a day in their backpack and it weighs a ton. Seriously?

Brandi said...

So cute Jen! I am a book junkie! I love the feel of books too. I have a kindle and ipad and use neither for reading for the same reason you stated! I love going to our local book store and browse the aisles for the perfect book to purchase!

Jessi Fogan said...

I can't shake the feeling that I told you already, but yep. Rob gave me a Kobo for xmas in 2011, and neither one of us likes it, lol. Real books all the way! And I am a library user since I just read too much & too fast to buy them all. I have my own 'shelf' in the holds section, and all the librarians (save one) are completely & utterly awesome. As is this card! I'm trying to come up with an idea :)

Deepti said...

Beautiful :), I agree the fun we get in holding a book in hand and reading it can never be attained from Kindle :)

Stacy said...

Love this Jen! This weeks theme is perfect for back to school week here in MD. Your card reminds me of buying college textbooks. First they shock you with the price... and again by the weight & size of your books! LOL Great card :)

Maureen Morton said...

A HUGE grin over here from this post, Jen! I can just hear you saying this, too. And, yes, I am a book-buying nut, too. My Kindle is dusty, 'cause I'm like you. This card is great, but this post touches my heart and makes me see how much I adore you. Hugs!

Melissa said...

I am indeed a book junkie...just as my DH! LOL! I just can't part with them...most are non-fiction too! gasp! I have tried reading on a Kindle too and it just isn't the same! (I still use a paper planner/organizer too!) I'm finding some time to read some good mysteries with a little one in the house again! Love having a valid excuse to read!!!
I love your card and that sentiment it soooo very perfect! :) LOL!

Kim S said...

A book junkie for sure - and it has to be real. (Although I admit to having a low end Kindle for traveling - never knowing what I would feel like reading - I travelled VERY heavy!!) I had that book stamp out this very day working on a school card. I love your stack!

lostinpaper said...

I actually get 'stressed' if I don't have a book to read, even though now the only time I get is when I go to bed and I'm so tired that it's only a few pages for me. Alas no Kindle yet... not sure if I'm ready for the leap either. But I no longer keep my books only a few 'cherished' authors is all, I got sick of moving them and I can't re read anything unless it's Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings... ps great card!

Julia Aston said...

I am a book junkie as well! I hardly ever take books out of the library because I want to OWN them - and yet I rarely reread any book - go figure!

I love your GIANT pile of books Jen - it makes me want to curl up in a chair and read!!

Benzi said...

Super image for the cue word this week. From reading your post, there's no doubt you're a book lover. And, that's awesome!